Cool Diet images

September 22, 2018 · Posted in Diet 

Some cool diet images:

Very young and beautiful girl having her dinner
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Very young and beautiful girl having her dinner. I scanned this old photo from one holiday 13 years ago.

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Greek salad with peppers, cucumbers, onions, olives and feta cheese
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Small to medium; above dove grey with black "shoulder" patches; below white; rather gull-like in flight; eyes red; often wags tail when perched. Habitat variable, but not forest. Widespread. Common resident and nomad.
Alternative Names:
English (Rob 6): Blackshouldered Kite
English (Rob 7): Black-shouldered Kite
English: Black-winged Kite
German: Gleitaar
French: Elanion blanc
Indigenous: Umdlampuku(X),Unongwevana(X),Tuyu(K),Rukodzi(Sh),Phakoana-mafieloana(SS),Phakoana-tšoana(SS),N’watavangani(Ts),Xikhavakhwani(Ts),Phakalane(Tw),Segôôtsane(Tw),Scientific Explained:
caerulea/caeruleus: Latin, blue.
elanus: Latin, a kite (from Greek elanos, probably from elayn(, to drive or persecute).
Measurements: Length about 30 cm; wingspan (27) 84,4 cm; wing (23 male) 246-268,7-280, (24 female) 248-267,9-276, (14 unsexed) 261-270,3-278; tail (26 male) 110-117,6-129, (27 female) 106-115,9-122, (14 unsexed) 98,2-115,5-123,1; tarsus (14 unsexed) 32,6-34-35,6; culmen (26 male) 15,4-16,6-18,7, (27 female) 16,1-17,3-18,4, (14 unsexed) 15,1-16,8-18,1. Weight (88 male) 197-235,8-277 g, (65 female) 219-257,3-343 g, (19 unsexed) 194-239,9-275 g.
Bare Parts: Iris ruby red to orange-red; bill black; cere, legs and feet yellow.
Identification: Size smallish; above pale grey; below white; black patches on upperwing at wrist; gull-like appearance and flight. Immature: Washed rusty on neck and breast; above brownish with pale edges to feathers; iris grey-brown to yellow-orange; black "shoulders" spotted white. Chick: Buff; gape and legs pink; cere yellow.
Voice: Wheezy whistles and screams; high-pitched peeeu; rasping wee-ah and weep-weep.
Distribution: Africa (except Sahara), Madagascar, Iberia, tropical Asia to New Guinea; throughout s Africa.
Status: Probably commonest raptor in most parts of s Africa, except dry W; resident, but highly nomadic.
Habitat: Varied; mainly grassland and farmland; also woodland, savanna, semi-arid scrub.
Habits: Usually solitary or in pairs by day; roosts communally at night when not breeding, sometimes in flocks of over 100 birds, from 10-35 minutes after sunset. Hunts from perch (tree or telephone pole), or by hovering over open grassland; drops onto prey with legs extended, sometimes in stages before final strike. Wags tail exaggeratedly up and down in threat. Flight graceful and buoyant.
Food: Rodents (up to 98% of diet: mainly Otomys, Praomys and Rhabdomys), shrews, small birds, reptiles and insects.
Breeding: Season: All months in s Africa, mainly July-October in sw Cape, peak in November in e Cape, peak in March in Transvaal and Orange Free State, peak in March-April in Zimbabwe. Nest: Small platform of sticks, about 30 cm diameter and 10 cm thick, lined with grass; in fork 2-20 m (usually (54) 2-3,2-8 m) above ground, near top of tree (usually thorn tree if available), accessible from above; built by both sexes; may add to old nest of another species. Clutch: (124) 2-3,5-6 eggs (usually 3-4). Eggs: Cream to buff, more or less heavily blotched with brown and rust; measure (123) 39,8 x 30,8 (35,6-46,1 x 27,5-34,8); weigh about 21 g. Incubation: 30-31-33 days, all or mostly by female. Nestling: 30-35 days, fed by female only; prey brought by male; fledgling cared for only by male for 80-90 days.
Ref. Mendelsohn, J.M. 1982. Durban Mus. Novit. 13:75-116; 1983. Ostrich 54:1-18; 1984. Proc. 5th Pan-Afr. Orn. Congr.:799-808.

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